|Full name:||Norman Osborn|
|First Appearance:||Spider-Man Noir #1|
|Created by:||David Hine, Carmine Di Giandomenico|
|Place of Birth:||Unknown|
|Base:||Unnamed Carnival Freak Show|
Red And Yellow, Brown (with mask)
|Unique Features:||Green and scaled skin, red and yellow eyes|
Known as the Goblin throughout the underworld, Norman Osborn heads a local crime syndicate, employing a vicious gang of strange and twisted men culled from the dregs of the carnival freak-show circuit. Osborn collected this army of geeks and freaks to build a criminal empire based on the two things he desired all his life: fear and respect.
Though the Goblin's name certainly inspires fear and respect in his adult life, Osborn adopted the moniker the same way his most trusted Enforcers did - by growing up in a freak show. Osborn typically conceals the hideous green scales that cover his body and inspired the name behind a fake, flesh-like mask. (Ironically, it was these very scales that torment that recently saved the Goblin's life, when hundreds of venemous spiders covered him, yet failed to pierce his skin with their bite.) Few have seen his real face and have lived to tell about it.
Powers & Abilities
- Superhuman Strength: After obtaining a fragment of the Tablet of Order and Chaos, Goblin obtained incredible strength, the limits of which are unknown. However, he was able to unhinge a Ferris Wheel and send it rolling after Spider-Man.
- Superhuman Durability: Even before his tablet Mutation Goblin's natural skin mutation gave it a consistantcy akin to kevlar. This allowed him to withstand various injuries.
- Sonic Roar: During his fight with Spider-Man Goblin demonstrated the ability to roar, sending a wave of energy at Spiderman, more often than not used to knock him down to ground level to fight.
- Scar: Despite his extreme durability, A red scar on his back was vulnerable to attacks.